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Guiscriff - an historic Breton village

Brittany has a character all of its own. Its buildings, its culture, its folklore, its gastronomy and its colourful characters, all make it one of France's most popular destinations for the French and foreigners alike. All of this appeal can be found in the village of Guiscriff. Typically Breton buildings sit alongside heritage chapels, backed by some of France's prettiest countryside. The culture is celebrated in a mediaeval festival, and the old station has been turned into a museum. Guiscriff offers Brittany in a nutshell.

Discover Guiscriff's heritage

Guiscriff has a very visible heritage, and you can spend several enjoyable hours exploring its nine chapels and other historic buildings. The old railway station is now a fascinating museum too. Add to this the natural heritage of the picturesque and distinctive Breton countryside, and you have a delightful place to stay, or indeed, to live.

A well equipped village

Of course, there's more to life in the village than exploring history. Guiscriff is well equipped with all you need for a comfortable modern lifestyle too. There are various shops, supermarkets and services, so everything's on hand. And, given that the Breton gastronomy is so delicious, it's also good to know that the village offers some great restaurants where you can settle down to enjoy this very important part of local life and culture.

Visit the coast and mediaeval seaside towns

The lovely Breton region has so much to tempt you to get outdoors and active. The coast is ever accessible, and offers everything from traditional bucket and spade family days out, to sailing, swimming, sea fishing and more. The mediaeval seaside town of Concarneau is just half an hour away from Guiscriff and has superb sandy beaches and a delightful atmosphere. The larger towns of Quimper and Lorient are also only a short drive from Guiscriff and well worth a visit.

Enjoy horse-riding, cycling or perhaps a game of golf

Inland, you might like to try horse riding - it's a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery at a leisurely pace, or grab a bicycle and get pedalling. Golf is available at no less than three nearby locations.

Explore nearby French markets

On a different note, if you like browsing the colourful stalls of French street markets, there are plenty to be found within reach of Guiscriff. The nearest is at Scaer, 5 km from your base, on Saturday mornings.

How to get there

Nearby airports are found at Lorient, Rennes, Brest and Dinard, so there's plenty of choice of flights. The nearest ferry ports are those of Roscoff and St Malo. If you prefer to travel by train, head for Quimperle or Carhaix. Finally, if driving, you'll find Guiscriff on the D108. The N164 non toll motorway is the nearest major road.

Property prices and availability in and around Guiscriff

Property in Brittany is always sought after, but if you move a short distance away from the popular coastal towns to somewhere like Guiscriff, you may be pleasantly surprised at just how affordable it is. From inexpensive building plots and properties requiring a little renovation to gorgeous character homes, there's something here to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Guiscriff AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Guiscriff?

Guiscriff is set in the north-west of France. It's located in the north-west of the Morbihan department.

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Population: 2,394

Access: By air: Fly to Lorient, Brest, Rennes or Dinard. By rail: Quimperle and Carhaix have railway stations. By sea: Roscoff is the nearest port, although St Malo is another possibility. By road: The town lies on the D108, near the N164.

Economy: The economy includes commerce, tourism and agriculture. Poultry is a major feature of the economy.

Interesting fact: Guiscriff has a small private jet airport.


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